Back to School Lessons on Children's Eye Health

By Staff
Monday, August 19, 2019 10:03 AM NEW YORK—Remember the feeling of starting a new school year? Sure, kissing summer goodbye was always a bit of a drag when I was younger, but there’s something about the crisp, fresh start of a brand new school year that still makes me excited. There’s so much potential in a new year—so many classes to enroll in, friends to make, lockers to decorate, stuff to learn—that it feels impossible not to associate the start of the semester with a bright, lively future. As parents, kids, teachers, and the rest of us gear up for the back to school season, the optical community is getting involved as well. After all, a new year means new books, new sneakers, new glasses, and an ever-important, ever-growing reminder about children’s eye health, and how their eyes affect their performance in school. Read More 

Review of Optometric Business: The Many Career Pathways Open to Today’s ODs

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Monday, August 19, 2019 10:00 AM Opportunities to expand medical eyecare services are waiting to be tapped by forward-looking ODs. From vision therapy to dry eye and myopia management, here are top areas of growth in optometry, and models of non-traditional career pathways and practice concepts. Don’t miss this in-depth Review of Optometric Business discussion with Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, ROB professional editor, and Roger Mummert, ROB content director. Read More

This Is How the Intern Economy Is Shaping the Future of Work

By Staff
Monday, August 19, 2019 9:30 AM While babysitting, waiting tables, and other part-time jobs have long been the purview of teens looking to pocket some money while waiting to land a “real job,” the skills gained in such positions don’t always equip you for an entry-level gig in a specific profession. This is where internships come in. These temporary roles are offered by companies looking to round out their workforce with junior members who are as-yet-unproven professionals. The company gets the benefit of a cheap worker who is eager to learn, and the intern gets the chance to build their network and resume. The reality can be different. While internships are seen at once as a rite of passage, they do make an impact on the present and future of our labor force. And this is what Fast Company aims to explore in their new series The Intern Economy.

Insights for 8-20-19

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Monday, August 19, 2019 7:00 AM Most brand managers have to work out where to spend their money next year and the year after. Despite what they might have heard, TV remains a superb option for many – if, perhaps, not all – big brands.

MyEyeDr. Acquires Wing Eyecare

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:27 AM VIENNA, Va. and CINCINNATI—MyEyeDr. has acquired Wing Eyecare, the 21-location practice which has been serving the greater Cincinnati area for over 100 years.

Elsa Lee Joins Blanchard Contact Lenses as Ontario Regional Account Manager

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:25 AM Blanchard Contact Lenses, a CooperVision specialty eyecare company and leading scleral lens designer and manufacturer, announces its recent hire of Elsa Lee as Regional Account Manager in Ontario.

Keplr Vision Expands Footprint in Idaho With Acquisition of Family Eyecare Specialists

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:24 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision has acquired Family Eyecare Specialists (FES), a five-location practice of William Black, OD, based in the Boise, Idaho, area.

Special Event in Vegas Will Probe Optical Lab Investment Strategies

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—Running an optical laboratory has always been challenging, both from a technical and a business standpoint. Today, optical laboratories are facing new challenges in response to heightened service demands from eyecare professionals and their patients. To understand how modern labs are navigating in this fast changing market, Vision Monday and LabTalk magazine are presenting a special live event, Smart Investments: How Optical Labs Adapt and Grow. This one-time-only event, which ties into Vision Monday’s soon-to-be-released Modern Lab report, will be hosted by VM’s lens and technology editor, Andrew Karp and Brian Dunleavy, editor of LabTalk. It will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 19 during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.

Prevent Blindness Creates New ‘Diabetes and the Eyes’ Educational Resource in English and Spanish

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:18 AM CHICAGO—To educate consumers on the one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness, Prevent Blindness has created a new resource, the “Diabetes and the Eyes” toolkit, which includes materials in both English and Spanish, according to the organization’s announcement earlier this week. The materials were made possible by funding from the Allergan Foundation, the announcement noted. "Diabetes can have a tremendous impact on vision, which affects everything from the ability to work to quality of life,” Prevent Blindness president and chief executive officer Jeff Todd said. “Thanks to the generous support of the Allergan Foundation, we can educate the public on the steps that can be taken and the resources that are available to help protect the gift of sight.”

Discounted Continuing Education for Vision Expo West Ends Today, Monday Aug. 19

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo West offers attendees the latest in technology and fashion, as well as a space to connect with colleagues and earn continuing education all in one place at their meeting in Las Vegas this Sept. 18-21. The early bird prices for Vision Expo Weset 2019 end at midnight tonight, show organizers point out. New education at Vision Expo West 2019 will offer attendees a wide range of tracks, courses, workshops and competitions featuring the latest in leadership, marketing, patient care and more with real-time planning and interactive demonstrations. With over 300 hours of educational content available, attendees will have the opportunity to fulfill multiple aspects of their professional aspirations. More information about Vision Expo West education is posted at west.visionexpo.com

Eyewear Designs Debuts New Moleskine Eyewear Frames

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Monday, August 19, 2019 12:12 AM